Headline RoundupFebruary 14th, 2023

Gunman Kills 3, Then Himself in Michigan State University Shooting

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A gunman killed three people and injured five more in a shooting at Michigan State University (MSU) on Monday before taking his own life, according to police.

The Details: The shooting began at an academic building and moved to the nearby student union area and other buildings. Hundreds of officers responded as students sheltered in place. Four hours after the first shots were reported, police said they confronted the suspect several miles from campus, who then died from a self-inflicted gunshot. The suspect had no known ties to MSU as a student or employee.

Key Quotes: "This truly has been a nightmare that we are living tonight, but we have remained laser-focused on the safety of our campus, our students, and our surrounding community," the MSU deputy police chief said. 

For Context: According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 67 U.S. shootings in which at least four people were killed or wounded so far in 2023.

How the Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered the news as a top story Tuesday. Some right-rated sources, such as Fox News, highlighted the suspect's race; left- and center-rated sources usually didn't.

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